ALIANZA REGIONAL to Present Report Before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
Date: 21 October 2011
The Alianza Regional por la Libre Expresión e Información got the first thematic hearing about access to public information before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. It will take place on October 24th at 9:00 am (Washington), during the 143rd Period of Session.
The Delegation of the Alianza Regional will be composed by the following member organizations: Asociación por los Derechos Civiles – ADC (Argentina), Centro de Archivos y Acceso a la Información – Cainfo (Uruguay), Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal – DPLF (United States of America), Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa – FLIP (Colombia), Fundación Pro Acceso (Chile), Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social – FUSADES (El Salvador), Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro – FVBCH (Nicaragua), Fundamedios (Ecuador), Transparencia Venezuela (Venezuela), Trust for the Americas – OEA (United States of America), and the Executive Secretariat of the Alianza.
At this hearing, the Alianza Regional will present a report to the Commissioners to demonstrate the need of a permanent promotion, proper implementation and sustainable defense of access to public information, as well as expose important future challenges for the region regarding the subject. As for the promotion, we will argue the need to advance in the legislative process to promote the enactment of laws according to international standards. The focus on implementation, will show progress and setbacks in the fully exercise of access to information. Finally, the report will identify challenges in the exercise of this right that allow the access to other fundamental rights, as well as tensions related to the independence of guaranteeing bodies.
The Alianza Regional hopes that this instance of dialogue can serves as a tool to raise awareness of the importance of this right and to generate lines of cooperation between local members and the Inter-American Human Rights System.
The hearing will take place in the Padilha Vidal Room, General Secretariat Building of the OAS, located at 1889 F St. N. W., Washington D.C.
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